July 6, 2007

Contact: Lauren Cruse (505) 272-3690

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Pat Gillett, MSN, C-FNP, C-ACNP, faculty member and coordinator of the Acute Care Nurse Practitioner concentration at the University of New Mexico College of Nursing (CoN), received the 2007 State Award for Excellence Nurse Practitioners, presented by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). Gillett was awarded for her excellence of care and outstanding contribution in practice.

The AANP, the largest and only full-service professional membership organization in the U.S. for nurse practitioners (NPs) of all specialties, recognizes a nurse practitioner in each state who demonstrates excellence in practice, research, nurse practitioner education, or community affairs. The AANP continually advocates for the active role of nurse practitioners as providers of high-quality, cost-effective health care.

Gillett earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of New Mexico, a Master of Science from the University of Texas at El Paso and Family Nurse Practitioner from Texas Tech University. Gillett’s teaching experience includes associate degree, baccalaureate degree and graduate degree programs in New Mexico.